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Water Falls to Visit Near Chennai

01-03-2015

Tagged as: SightSeeing waterfalls weekend trip Posted By Satheesh Babu

Chennai, a coastal city, has many number of week end getaways like beaches, malls, temples, theme parks, etc. If you are bored with these regular getaways and looking for a different way to spend your weekend, here are some of the places with water falls that are outside Chennai but are near to Chennai which can be planned for a perfect one or two day trip.

Tada Falls

Tada Falls, also called as Ubbalamadugu Falls by local, is located in Chittoor district of Andhra. The Tada falls have 2 small falls and it is located inside the forest Siddulaiah Kona which is very scenic and beautiful.

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This waterfall is just around 80 kilometers away from Chennai city and it is very near to Tamil Nadu and Andhra state border. The best part of Tada falls trip is trekking to the basecamp. Don’t visit this place if you can’t trek hard.

It is best for one day trip and best time to visit this falls is October to February. Read the post here for more details of this place.

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Killiyur Falls

Killiyur waterfalls is in Yercaud, a small hill station in Eastern Ghats near Salem. Yercaud is a beautiful hill station which is around 350 kilometers away from Chennai.

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This waterfalls is 27 meters high and it is formed by the water that overflows from the Yercaud Lake into Killiyur valley in Shevaroy hills. The falls is located at around 2.5 kilometers away from Yercaud Lake and the last 1 kilometer distance is a trek (not so hard) to reach the falls.

This picturesque waterfall is calm and beautiful. Best time to visit this falls is during monsoon or just after the monsoon period. Yercaud is one of the best place for a family weekend trip, so plan a trip to Yercaud and visit this falls. Read the post here for more details of Yercaud.

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Jalagambarai Falls

This small waterfalls is in Yelagiri hills located in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. Yelagiri is a small hill station (smaller than Yercaud) which is located at around 200 kilometers away from Chennai.

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This falls is around 15 meters high and it is formed by the Attaru River that flows in Yelagiri. This waterfalls can be reached from a place called Nilavoor and we need to trek for another 6 km downhill from this place.

Best time to visit this place is during monsoon or just after the monsoon to escape from the summer heat which is generally mid-October to February.  So, plan for trip to Yelagiri and visit this falls. Read the post here for more details about Yelagiri.

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Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal waterfalls is one of the biggest waterfalls in Tamil Nadu and it is located in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu. This places is around 340 kilometers away from Chennai and it is the biggest of all falls discussed in this post.

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This waterfalls is formed by Cauvery River originated from Western Ghats and it fills the Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu. Hogenakkal falls is commonly called as “Niagara of India” because of its size. Hogenakkal is also called as Marikottayam in Tamil. The main attraction of huge falls are boating in Parisal (Coracles) made of bamboos, fresh Fried fish eateries, a small zoo and a crocodile park.

The best time to visit this place is after the monsoon time (generally August to May) since water levels are huge during monsoon time and boating is not allowed for safety reasons. So, plan for a day trip to Hogenakkal, start early and experience the water falls.

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